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Oct 23, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. stephen ostroff: cdc functions as the doctor for the community or for the public at large, and so we monitor health status in a much broader sense. our job is to watch the health of the american public, and when we see disturbances in the health of the american public, when we see diseases, our job is to try to figure out why they occur and how to both control them-- but more importantly, to prevent them. people often ask why this large public agency is located in atlanta instead of the nation's capital. we are the only major government agency that is not headquartered in washington, dc, and both the fact that we're not in washington as well as the date that we were established, tells you something about our history. in 1946, troops were returning home from europe and the pacific after world war ii. the joy of their return was tempered by public health concerns about what might be arriving with them. would their homecoming also reintroduce diseases that had been erased from the national scene? in the southeastern part of the united states, up until well into the 20th century, this wa
Oct 19, 2012 3:00am PDT
of them and the public we were ultimately able to get approvals from b cdc in the form of amendments to the plan as well as a major permit for that project which included conditions that require the port and them to work together on planning studies to further address the outstanding issues that we were not able to address when that pier 27 project was going through, so to that end this informational presentation is just to give you a look forward as to what those planning studies are, and then to give you a schedule of what the next steps are. b cdc commission received similar informational presentation last week so we wanted to make sure the commission our public had the benefit of that as well. melissa could you turn on the -- thank you. briefly this image here is a snapshot -- actually not completely up-to-date but it's fine for the purposes of the presentation today in terms of identifying what is known as open water basins within the special area plan. those are the four blue colored areas shown here between pier 27 and the ballpark and the south beach harbor. those open wa
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
is becoming more and more important, it is important to acknowledge our funds are decreasing from cdc and last year the mayor's office, with support from the board of supervisors, approved a back fill of funding that's decreasing. while we applied for $9 million, we will probably get about $8 million. little over $8 million for this coming year. we have now included cdc required san mateo and marin to be part of our division. we will get 7.5 million of funding into san francisco. a bit about it, cdc's priorities are for h.i.v. testing, prevention with positives, con don distribution and policy initiatives. we are focused on testing in community settings as well as medical settings. all of or work is focused on addressing h.i.v. health disparities. an additional new piece is that there's funding in this grant to develop an integrated data system that will bring our data on tb, stds and viral hepatitis together to better serve our communities. couple things. this grant covers some staff. about 3.2 million in staff travel, materials and supplies. the rest over $4 million goes out to our community
Oct 16, 2012 9:30am PDT
subway. this money is moving out of the cdc. they are trying to get that out to everybody. next discussion would be the governor's reorganization plan. we are calling this the governor's reorganization plan part 2. as you know in january the governor launched a reorg plan which introduced how he wanted to reorg some of the agencies. it became effective july 3rd this year. and will become operative in july next year. what will occur, or what has occurred and will continue to is 12 agencies have been reduced to ten agencies. three of those ten agencies have been consolidated with some of the departments being moved into agencies and out of agencies. those three that have been adjusted and consolidated are government options, transportation and consumer services. as you know, brian kelly has been appointed the acting secretary for btnh which will ultimately become the transportation agency. he will oversee that transition. they are waiting both transition and also by holding off on the appointment. it buys the governor time in getting him reconfirmed or getting him confirmed in fro
Oct 18, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of environmental studies. we go inside the cdc, as it races to stop a deadly outbreak of meningitis. "newsweek" makes some news. and we give you a close-up look at a lake made of lava when the cbs evening news continues. [ female announcer ] think you need a department store counter to treat your anti-aging concerns? join the counter revolution and switch to olay pro-x. achieve anti-aging results so you look up to 12 years younger. see results in 28 days. guaranteed or your money back. olay pro-x. for over 30 years. and it's now the most doctor recommended, the most preferred and among the most studied. so when it comes to getting the most out of your multivitamin, the choice is clear. centrum. always your most complete. the choice is clear. tyou wouldn't want your adoctor doing your job, hello... so why are you doing hers? only your doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach acid can damage the lining of your esophagus. for many, prescription nexium not only provides 24-hour heartburn relief, but can also h
Oct 14, 2012 8:00am PDT
that the death toll of their rare fungal meningitis is at 15. the cdc and prevention saying that this outbreak has made almost 200 people sick in 19 states with steroid shots being used for back pain. this pharmacy is from massachusetts it is being recalled. and. >> cnn has learned that the fatalities of the meningitis outbreak are not the first death alleged with connection to the new england compound. 10 years ago a man from upstate new york from william cook also received an injection from this drug company. the complaint according to this report saying that this has been identified as the week in compound in pharmacy. the are seeking $2.5 million it was contaminated. and he received bacterial meningitis and died from that. he died in february, 20 04 it was later settled out of court. because of confidentiality would not know if they have grown up doing but still experts have questions about the cdc and their compound in practice. but it raises questions on their safety guidelines >> he is at the university of maryland and compounding pharmacies arkin to suppose to working with doctors to m
Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to the cdc's number today, 14 people now have died. 170 patients are sick, and now there are even more questions about the specialty pharmacy, the compounding pharmacy is that is the source of the bad medicine. our report tonight from nbc's rehema ellis. >> reporter: family and friends said good-bye this week to 80-year-old reba temple, who received a steroid injection for back pain. she died saturday. according to the cdc she is one of 14 who died from the tainted medicine, made at the new england compound center in massachusetts, which shares a location with the recycling and management waste company. another pharmacy, ameridose, which shares the same owner, has also suspended operations. >> our joint investigation will continue until we have all the answers and information we need to determine the statutory or what regulatory changes need to be made. >> reporter: they make compounds for patients. the pharmacists can take the raw ingredients in the drug and make it into a liquid for somebody who can't swallow it, or make it flavored for children. the sources estimate there are 7500 a
Oct 16, 2012 11:00pm EDT
contaminated group of steroids have been recalled of the cdc experts are busy tracking cases. here in maryland, experts say they have been involved with patient notification and communicating with hospitals and clinics to identify cases associated with the tainted materials. they have transported local specimens to the cdc for testing. it is possible the number of cases will rise. the fda says other drugs from the new england company may have been tainted as well. >> we do not know where they went. those medications and where they were distributed. >> a man who underwent one of the most extensive facial transplants ever says he's done well. hospital officials at the university of maryland medical center tell us that richard lee norris cannot eat primarily by mouth and can also taste and smell. the 37-year-old virginia man received a transplant in march that include the replacement of both jaws, teeth, tongue, and scan, underlying nerve and muscle tissue from his scalp to his neck. he is beginning his speech and can even smile and show expression. >> a man in india may be the oldest to father a
Oct 15, 2012 1:00am PDT
on cnn in just a few minutes. >>> the meningitis outbreak continues to spread. the cdc says these two strains of fungus are part of the outbreak that infected six more people in the last 24 hours. overall 205 cases have been confirmed in 14 states. 15 people have died. the victims received tainted steroid injections commonly given to relieve intense neck and back pain. just ahead we're talking with a family that is grieving. the grandfather is one of those who has died during this outbreak. >>> the state's work is well under way for tuesday's presidential debate at hofstra university. president obama and mitt romney will square off in a town hall style format. our candy crowley is the moderator, and we're going to have have more on that straight ahead. >>> america has lost one of the giants of the u.s. senate. pennsylvania senator arlen specter died today. he represented pennsylvania for 30 years, longer than anyone in the state's history. he was 82 years old. a side of the senator you haven't seen before, stand-up comedian. >>> a wounded teenage activist who stood up to the taliban i
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
might have come in contact with. this sam cdc report -- this is a cdc report that just came out. it does center here in california. this is where they believe the man got infected. what they are saying the 34- year-old man died from the disease on july 31st but he worked abroad in another country. he had traveled quite extensively when he was infected. they believe he got infected in march by touching a bat and so they have been trying to retrace his steps since then. now here's what they know at this point. this man who has been unidentified is 34 years old. he died on july 31st in switzerland. the cdc says it has identified 69 people that have come in contact with them. 23 have been given rabies shots. and he likely came in contact with the bat in southern contra costa county back in march. a lot has been putting the pieces together and going through the cdc report he traveled on many international flights. he does have to come in contact with tears, is a saliva, neural tissue for them to come in contact with. if they think anyone is at risk, they do want to give them medication. once
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Oct 5, 2012 2:00am PDT
this meningitis outbreak. 5 people have died as a result. the is saying in the next few weeks that number could increase. we will explain what you need to be on the lookout for. >> when you go to 5,000 and you only have a few hours to adjust i don't know maybe. >> maybe it's global warming. we will have romney's reaction to that comment next. first let's go to jay leno. >> mitt romney won the presidential debate the consensus is. the only people thought obama won? the replacement refs those are the only ones. >> florida scoring a big win in its attempt to fight voter fraud. challenges ore the voter purge. people not citizens will be removed from the roles. opponents say it was illegal within 90-days of the election. judge said florida has a duty to stop ineligible voters from voting. bruce davis has been granted parole after 40 years behind bars. could be overturned by jerry brown. davis was convicted over 2 murders unrelate to do the infamous sharon tate murders. >> time for another look at who is talking. >> we are talking about al gore he gives interesting bizarre explanation of the pr
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
in july. once the cdc found out an investigation started. >> four people we identified may have had contact with his saliva or other bodily fluids. three of those did and we offered post-exposure prophylaxis and they received injections. >> reporter: and investigators discovered four months before he died the man came in contact with a mexican bat in southern contra costa county and didn't report it to health officials. >> rabies, the key is if you have been exposed to a wild animal if you are concerned about having saliva contact or being bitten by a wild animal, seek medical attention immediately. >> reporter: the cdc says, though, the majority of bats have no risk of rabies. most human rabies infections in the u.s. come from exposure to the animal. >> bats are the principal species or group of animals in which we see rabies each year. between 1,000 and 2,000 bats are tested each year in california for rabies. and between -- up to 200 bats are found positive each year. >> reporter: in contra costa county, health leaders say one to 10 bats tests positive for the disease each year a
Oct 20, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. the fund will meningitis the cdc reporting that 23 deaths have been reported at fungal meningitis from the cdc. with three joint infections. fungal meningitis has been in 16 states. this is a special pharmacy and massachusetts it has been recalled. >> turning to a national news conflicting reports this man who was supposedly the spokesman of moammar gaddafi saying that he was captured by militants. however, he had been captured as he was trying to flee a war zone. he became the international face of the regiment. this audio recording has not been verified. >> 11 on the prime minister saying that this deadly car bomb in beirut. >> they say they are targeting those that are most vulnerable including the sick and disabled. they're accusing the government of helping the wealthy at the expense of the poor. the prime minister pointing fingers that difficult decisions have been brought to bring down the deficit. we will be back. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit check
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
turns deadly. what the cdc says could be behind it all. >> ahead at 5:30, authorities say one group is showing up far too often behind bars. >> and baltimore restaurants and bars may soon have to make the bars may soon have to make the [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. >> how would your favorite restaurant fare if it were graded on cleanliness? >> right now, the baltimore city health committee is meeting to discuss changing the way it inspects food facilities by assigning grades that would be in full view of patrons. lowell melser joins us with more on that. >> you may have seen in places like los angeles where you walk into an establishment and there is a sign there that tells you how clean the establishment is you are walking into. now baltimore city, there is a council that once to bring the idea here. the lunch rush is in full swing. not much has changed since the owner's family of any place in the late 1940's. when asked about a new proposal to assign grades concerning health inspections, he told us why change a syste
Oct 16, 2012 3:00pm PDT
samples. if it comes back positive then c.d.c. adds it to the list. here we have suspect cases where f.d.a. is worried about them. >> woodruff: so it's a matter of just putting the word out and hoping people respond? >> no. i mean we have an active public health enterprise in this country and state boards are tackling it. but, yeah, they're trying to get out the word out to doctors so they notice and report these things, take that first step and worry about these cases. don't give these drugs. doctors aren't supposed to give these drugs to people anymore and to alert these patients. the f.d.a. is saying to doctors, rather, tell your patients who may have been treated with op thal drugs, tell them they may be at risk and have them check them out. >> woodruff: are they saying what symptoms people should be looking for? >> meningitis' symptoms are fever but especially stiff back, headaches, soreness and if that sounds like a lot of things but if you have the combination of having been treated with this company's drugs and those sort of things it typically takes two weeks to develop after
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Oct 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
finding fungus in unopened vials of the medication. the cdc reports more than 250 infections across 16 states, the ones in yellow. new york has reported its first case. health officials say one more person has died bringing the nationwide death toll to 20. elizabeth fran in the newsroom. there is also a new report about diagnosing this thing early. >> that's right. researchers at john hopkins school of medicine show that early diagnosis is vital. a woman in baltimore got sick after steroid injections. she was tested and treated for a variety of infections and even sent home. but it wasn't until the day she died that doctors found the fungus in her spinal fluid. it is important to point out this happened long before we knew about the outbreak. what symptoms are patients having? the cdc says most are experiencing headaches. a third reported fever or nausea , and 17% suffered strokes. some patients had stiffness in the neck and legs or sensitivity to light which is most common with meningitis. health officials say watch out for those symptoms. >> what are they saying about the effectivene
Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in a meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections. >> the cdc revised figures adding 33 more cases and two additional dentals. the tainted shots have been linked to a pharmacy in massachusetts. the cdc says as many as 14,000 people may have received the contaminated injections that could lead to fungal meningitis. health officials wanted -- contacted about 90% of the patients. >> ross mirkarimi won't be back on the job until monday but rumors of his recall are swarming around city hall. >> cornell brown shows us any effort will not be easy. >> less than 48 hours after ross mirkarimi got his job back come rumors of recall. >> it's another challenge we'll have to deal with. i hope i can continue to demonstrate why people elected me sheriff. >> on tuesday, four of 11 supervisors voted to reinstate mirkarimi. he was suspended following a new year's eve fight with his wife. the sheriff would plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence charges. supervisor kim voted to keep mirkarimi but now says recall. >> it's the right of the voters to support a recall. ross lost my vote in the futur
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, bringing the total there to 9 including one death. the cdc can is reporting illnesses and 12 deaths. the death toll continues to rise. jonathan sery has the latest. >> reporter: at least 12 people across the country are dead in connection with the rare fungal meningitis outbreak and that number is expected to continue to rise. florida is the latest state to report a fatality. according to state health departments and the centers for disease control and prevention, the outbreak spread to at least 10 states and infected at least 137 people. and the case is connected to three lots of steroids shots. the new england compounding center, the massachusetts space pharmacy that made the ungeeks and issued a voluntary recall of the drugs last week. health officials say 75 medical facilities in 23 states received the contaminated injections. >> we really don't know yet how the fung us got into -- fungus got into the medication. that particular arm of the investigation is being handled by the fda and we're waiting for those answers. >> now, congress wants answers. oversight committees in the se
Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
outbreak. federal authorities. this developing-news it is now 15 the death toll of the cdc 198 people in 13 states. california has yet to report illnesses. it has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. from a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. color rural police are trying to figure out who fired a gun. color rubble- police are trying to figure it out. colorado police saying that this happened at a political office. nobody was in sight and they are looking at surveillance video. there has not been any previous threats. >> the space shuttle endeavor is on its final path towards its final resting spot through los angeles. this is two days before dawn. thousands of people watched and the endeavor, however is behind schedule and not expected to arrive until the wee hours of the morning. >> mostly clear skies right now this is a live look from our mount tam cam. pushing inland off with fog along the coast and in the bay. warmer weather but first the fog tracker. you are going to wake up to overcast conditions. however by noon we will see that fog returning. it will not be that warm tomorr
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
.lliland, - the numbers from the deadly meningitis outbreak are climbiig fast. the c-d-c reports there are more than 105 cases confirmed and eight deaths... aad one of those deaths was right here in . maaylaan. the zzon mbulatorr center in rosedale is one of seven centers in maryland thaa used the tainted steroid product. meningitis is treaaable if caught early experts say bb on lookout for warriig ssgns.... "...the symptoms ttat they are experiencing are those that we sometiies see in cases of meeingitis, such as fever, new orrworsening eedache, sometimee neckkstiffness. we've also een in few patients, signs and symptoms slurreddspeech, dizziness, difficulty walking, sudden weakness, etc...." etc...." nationwide of the contaminated steroid... - were shhpped to 23--states. jerry sandusky is just ours away from sentencinn. senttncing.jurors convicted the former penn state coach... on 45 counts of sexuallyy aausing 10 boys ovvr a 15-year span. sandusky denies all aacusationn made agaiist him... saying he was not ivenn a fair opportunity to prepare for trial. in what many a
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of the weak economy. the cdc reports that births declined 1% in 2011 which is not as steep as seen in recent years but the rate among hispanic woman fell the most last year, 6%. experts attribute this to a struggling economy in which many people feel they cannot afford to have children. beta blockers are usually prescribed for patients with heart disease. a recent study suggests they may not be as effective as doctors had hoped. 44,000 patients were studied and found beta blockers did not significantly lower the risk of a second heart attack or other cardiovascular event. further studies are needed to determine which types of patients may benefit from beta blockers. plenty of people go to tanning salons believing they are safer than playing in the sun but a new study puts that theory in a new light. the use of indoor tanning beds is responsible for more than 170,000 cases of skin cancer each year in the y in the u.s. previous studies have shown indoor tanning is a risk factor for a malignant melanoma. one of the most noticeable side effects of cancer treatments as losing your hair which can
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and benefits. we want to fill that gap. this will appear next ballot i.s. question 4. the cdc is reporting 119 confirmed cases no in the past month. got you . >> lawmakers say the problem here is that compounding pharmacies fall into a regular tour black hole. their manthey -- may not be enough in place to protect the public. creeks and many as 13 dozen people have exposed positions produce more compelling part -- a compounding armenty. the result is a dangerous double standard. >> if you are a drug manufacturer, you have to get their approval and make sure the drug is safe and effective. theou're a, a policy requirements are not being enforced. it has been recalled alonger with everything else it makes. congress's the the system has exposed gaps in our high as [indiscernible] n within a regulatory black hole, this company is allowed to sell drugs all across the red states. without ever achieve. the maufas -- vast majority of pharmacies are playing by the rules. as it stands now, -- there is some question as to a to this camp -- th more than half of the 56,000 pharmacies are compounding. >> th
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
be exposed to the outbreak that killed 14 people nationwide, including one here in maryland. the cdc says they found at least 90% of the cases. the massachusetts pharmacy has recalled the tainted steroids and surrendered its license. there is new hope today in the fight against cervical cancer. preliminary research shows a vaccine may be able to kill cancer cells. this is different from vaccines that killed hpv cells. it seems americans'obesity problem now includes our pets. fat cats and heavy pooches are popping up across the nation. but there are some simple steps you can take to slim down your free @. >> if you have noticed man's best friends acting on the pounds, you are not alone. >> they're getting progressively over with white people are. >> the wait most pets should be is not the way most bets are. >> you should be able to feel your pets ribs pretty easily, touching their sides. you should not able to see them, but you should be able to feel them without having to push into an obviously of fat. and most cuts have a nice tummy tuck. >> 54% of cats and dogs in the u.s. are overweigh
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
have been sick and. -- sickened. the cdc is urging everyone to get a flu shot. but they are especially concerned about vaccinating high risk groups of people including children and pregnant women. >> to guard against the flu, a growing number of kids are getting us court instead of a shot. >> we have -- getting a squirt instead of a shot. >> we do have a nasal mist. >> if your child is under the age of two or suffers from wheezing, they will need the regular shot. other children with allergies can be safely given the midst, but check with your doctor. it is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated. >> not only are women more vulnerable to influenza, but their babies may be affected by the flu. >> the regular shot is safe to get at any point during your pregnancy at any trimester. >> they have healthier babies. they also pass on their antibodies to the newborn. >> having people are around the baby vaccinated also helps. that is called cocooning. >> coming up next, your maryland lottery pick three and picked four numbers and another check of the 11 insta-weather plus fore
Oct 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
into the deadly outbreak of meningitis is getting more involved the sacking him. so far, the cdc has identified 214 cases of the disease and confirmed 15 deaths, including one right here in maryland. >> criminal investigators from the department of justice and the food and drugs administration searched the new england compound and center in massachusetts on tuesday. federal officials say that more issues have been reported that have been linked to a deadly multi-state outbreak of follow meningitis that appears to be spreading. most of the patients got sick after eating steroid injections for back and neck pain that were contaminated. but the news infections are from drugs used in heart and i surgery. mort -- heart and sireye dree. >> up to 14,000 people -- herat an deye surgery. >> up to 14 dozen people have been exposed. -- up to 14,000 people have been exposed. >> alabama now has 19 residents who received necc contaminated steroid products. again, those individuals were not exposed in alabama. they received injections in tennessee and florida. >> federal officials confirmed they are investig
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
flu season will hold. since last year was unusually mild, health officials with cdc and the department of health and human services are urging people that complacency could lead to serious illness. >> every year help the children die from the flu -- health childreny die from the flu. it can have serious consequences. >> this a doctor is an immunization specialist and says that the latest flu vaccine has protection against two new strains. >> there is a new strain -- not the pig variant, but the more severe strain of influenza a. >> last year less than 40% of adults or immunized. while many adults don't take the time to get the shots, others fall on the old wives' tale that the flu shots cause flu. >> it is impossible to do that. >> parents with little boys, brace yourselves. pediatricians say that boys are starting puberty earlier than ever how a study from the american academy of pediatrics looks at data from more than 4000 boys and found that most are hitting the first stages between six months and two earlier -- w. of years earlier than reported scientists say that more research is
Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm EDT
in the number of meningitis cases from the tainted batch of steroid shots. >> now the cdc said 170 cases are reported nationwide. the numbers are only expected to rise. massachusetts' governor de val patrick said the manufacturer may have misled regulators. >> i think the troubling thing is some of these compound pharmacies sell drugs not just in their community but across the country. >> the pharmacy surrendered their lps. >>> a family is clinging to hope praying that rescuers will find the last person trapped in the debris from a collapsed parking lot. even though the mission to find the missing worker is considered a recovery operation, the man's family is staying positive. >> we need prayer because i believe in miracles. i believe in miracles. >> seven workers were taken to the hospital. it's still not clear what caused the parking garage to collapse. >>> we're hoping tonight is not the end of the amazing orioles season. >> jamie costello continues team cof rafnlgt -- coverage. christian schaffer said the o's get it done but sometimes they do it the hard way. >> he will do it again t
Oct 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
another death link to a phone call meningitis outbreak. the cdc says the outbreak has killed 15 -- 16 people and sickened hundreds of others. the massachusetts army may have violated federal laws and that has been -- is being investigated. >> monday afternoon wendy went to pick up her two-year-old from a daycare center in bethesda. he and other children had gotten out of a fenced area and wandered across the street. when she realized what happened, she started yelling at one of the day care workers. >> what happened? you lost a full you are out of eight children. what happened? she did not have an answer. she just said i don't know. >> the school released a statement saying that it regrets the incident that occurred and that it has conducted an investigation and the teachers involved have been terminated. the northwestern high school wildcat's having their best season in years. >> the hyattsville school's playoff hopes are in jeopardy after the team forfeited two wins. one of the players was ineligible to play because he lived in areas zoned for another school. parents say he was not
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